Wednesday, November 3, 2010

iPad App Licensing Questions

"We purchase ONE license for an app and the Apple people have made it clear that we are good to install on any/all iPads here at school. Normally it’s a limit of 5."

I thought this was great but I am in a training with Apple about iPads and they just said that is not true. They said they have an Education Volume Purchasing Program that schools must use and that they are working with DIR on it. I really don't like this and prefer the other comment above. We had planned to purchase a lab of 20 iPads, set up one computer to sync with to save money on the apps.

If you know whom from Apple said that you can use one license on many ipads I would love to get their name, email, and phone number.


The App Store Volume Purchase Program makes it easy for schools to purchase tax-exempt applications for iPad and iPod touch in volume, and distribute those apps to users. To learn about registering for this program or would like additional information, please register for one of the free webinars that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. central time at

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1 comment:

hydra12 said...

From what I've heard, the comment about buying an app once and putting it on all of your school ipads WAS true before the volume licensing came out. My wife was at an ipad training this summer and she was told that she could buy an app and put it on all the school ipads (up to 500, I think). She confirmed this with an Apple rep. Not long after that, we got news about the volume licensing agreement.

I agree with you - I like the old way better, but apparently it is no more.

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